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Posts Tagged ‘Alberto Gonzales’

LAT In 90 Seconds

32516644.jpgScarborough County? UCI rescinded its offer to make liberal legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky dean of its new law school because the frequent media pundit a bit too blue-state for Orange County’s tastes. In particular, he was un-hired following a an Aug. 16 LAT Op/Ed piece that said Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was “about to adopt an unnecessary and mean-spirited regulation that will make it harder for those on death row to have their cases reviewed in federal court.” If it’s any consolation to Chemerinsky, Gonzales doesn’t have his old job anymore, either.

32511511.jpgMore Bad Ideas From Hollywood: The executive producer/grave robber of the Anna Nicole Smith movie, Joe Nasser, says he is in pre-production on a film called Hollywood Brats, “which will be based on the real-life crime blotter events in the lives of a trio of young celebrities.” Show me the actress who wants to play Britney Spears or Paris Hilton, and we’ll show you an actress with a bad manager.

32509533.jpgIf You Want Someone To Eat Cheese With: Comedian Jeff Garlin is your guy.

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Dissembler, Dissembler, Pants On … What Rhymes With Dissembler?

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The departure of Alberto Gonzales from federal government was like a little birthday present to us. Not only because we prefer our government less patronizingly felonious but because we adore the word “dissembling.” And nobody, but nobody, brought out that word in journos quite like Mr. G.

To wit:

Salon.com: “Under investigation by the House and Senate Judiciary committees for his part in the political purge of U.S. attorneys and warrantless domestic surveillance, Gonzales wandered through his appearances down winding paths of dissembling.”

The Allentown Morning Call: “Part of the concern on Capitol Hill now is that his resignation and those of other top Justice Department officials and White House adviser Karl Rove are efforts to derail investigations into what the dissembling and stonewalling attempted to hide.”

The Times Online: “Last month his testimony over spying programmes without court warrants appeared so dissembling that some Democrats threatened perjury charges.”

The Times (of Trenton NJ): Note the alliterative usage here, “We cannot recall all the instances that Mr. Gonzales let down those of us he was appointed to serve. But here are a few occasions that are remarkable even by the dissembling standards of the rapidly disassembling Bush & Co.”